Using Our Services

Drop-In Advising

If you have an urgent concern or a situation involving deadlines when delay could cause additional problems, come by 206 Evans Hall for a 15-minute drop-in advising appointment.

Scheduled Appointments

For long-term program planning, for help choosing your major, or if you have a personal situation affecting your academic performance, make an appointment for a 30-minute in-person, phone or Skype advising meeting. Plan ahead! Waiting time for advising appointments is up to two weeks during busy times (for urgent questions, see Drop-in Advising above). To schedule an appointment, call (510) 642-1483 during phone hours or come by 206 Evans Hall.

Peer Advising

L&S Peer advisers are students who are trained to answer quick questions about L&S requirements and policies. The blue peer carts are stationed in Upper Sproul Plaza (near Sather Gate) and in front of Moffitt Library, subject to Peer Adviser availability.

Drop-In Transfer Evaluations

Questions about applying transfer credit to College requirements can be answered in person by a College Evaluator. Come to 206 Evans Hall during service hours, and bring transcripts and/or course descriptions with you.

Phone Assistance

To make an appointment, to get general information, or to ask a quick question, call (510) 642-1483. In-depth advising or questions requiring the student’s file cannot be handled on the phone.


For quick questions or inquiries about L&S policies or requirements, send an e-mail to An adviser will answer your question, usually within 72 hours. If you have more than one question or if your question requires access to your student file, please plan to see an adviser in person. Questions about class schedule planning and other complex issues cannot be handled via e-mail.